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BOOKS: Crusades and terror

Published: October 22, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

Fighting for the Cross: Crusading to the Holy Land by Norman Housley Yale University Press, £25 THE date July 19 1099 lives on in infamy. Homicidal crusaders swept into Jerusalem …

BOOKS: Future is not orange

Published: October 22, 2008
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The State of Loyalism in Northern Ireland by Graham Spencer Palgrave Macmillan, £50 DEMOCRATIC Loyalism may have saved Gordon Brown earlier this year in the 42 day detention vote, but …

BOOKS: Sense of community

Published: October 15, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century by Tony Judt Heinemann, £20 Governing the Present by Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose Polity, £16.99 IN 1996 Tony Blair – remember him? …

BOOKS: Dictator you cannot forget

Published: October 15, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

The Dictator’s Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet by Heraldo Muñoz Basic Books, £15.99 GENERAL PINOCHET, the brutal Chilean dictator who repressed and reshaped Chile for two decades, is a notorious …

Partying in Moscow

Published: October 15, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

Comrade Jim: The Spy who Played for Spartak by Jim Riordan Fourth Estate, £14.99 IN 1961 Jim Riordan was one of the last batch of five Communist Party of Great …

BOOKS: Market cannot feed a world

Published: October 14, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

Making Poverty: A History by Thomas Lines Zed Books, £15.99 THOMAS LINES, a consultant in international agricultural markets, has written a most persuasive book on how to end poverty. He …

BOOKS: Shadow of Newgate

Published: October 8, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

The Gaol: The Story of Newgate, London’s Most Notorious Prison by Kelly Grovier John Murray, £25 THE long and dreadful history of Newgate Gaol began in the 12th century. The …

BOOKS: Dance of democracy

Published: October 8, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy by David Marquand Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £25 THIS is an ambitious and highly readable account of 20th century Britain by one …

BOOKS: Riot echoes down the years

Published: October 8, 2008
Written by Tribune web editor

Riot by Peter Mortimer Five Leaves Publications, £6.99 RIOT is a play describing what is claimed to be the first race riot in Britain – in 1930 – when Yemenis …